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On google docs… how can I make the word * i * autocorrect to the uppercase

If I am writing a novel for instance, what should I do to ease my writing because google docs preferences are not adjusting my works? So I don't waste time going back to edit or so I don't need to ...
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Toolbar disappeared

I am new to Chromebook and Google Docs. I have started to use and learn both. The toolbar disappeared when I open existing document. The same thing happens when I open a new one.
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How to remove horizontal page-break line (dotted and bold) that appear on tables in Google Docs?

Background I used a method described in this answer by downloading the Chrome plugin User JavaScript & CSS by adding the following code: .kix-page-compact::before{ border-top: none; } As a ...
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How to export a Confluence page to Google Docs and apply Template

I would like to export Confluence page(s) directly as a Google Doc and apply Google Docs Templates at the same time. I expected that others would have done this but a google search has been unable to ...
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How to build an online editor that people can collaborate on like google docs? [closed]

I'm taking a programming course on edx. As my project, I want to make an online editor that helps people edit things collaboratively. It will be a basic google doc like a tool. How do I go about ...
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How to automatically convert some text into url's?

i'm wondering is in Google Docs possibility to automatically convert some text into url's? For example, i'd like to convert all words "Google" into Google for this moment i found some ...
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Is my manuscript too big for my computer to handle?

I'm an author working from an HP Probook 440 G5. I've been writing in Google Docs for about a year, and I'm almost done with my first book's second draft, which I hope to show to a professional ...
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Irritation caused by Google-docs autosave notification blinking

How can I disable auto-save notification (document status at the top of the screen) ? It always distracts me during typing even irritated by flickering . If you start to pay attention to that, the ...
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Google Docs: random input suggestion location (macOS)

Whenever I try to type in a language that has input suggestion/predictive candidates (i.e. Japanese, Chinese) in Google Docs, the location of the suggestion box appears in random places(figure 1). ...
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Create and link new Google document in one step

I'm trying to use Google Docs to organize some information. To do this, I need to create a bunch of documents and have a link to each document in another document. This level of organization is ...
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Is there a way to avoid cell border being replicated accross two pages in Google Docs?

The table is at the bottom of the page and when the content increases the table spans to the next page: But the border of the first row (the red border) is replicated in the second page also, is ...
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Is there any way to limit editing in Google Docs?

I'm looking for any way to set the character limit in Google Docs (specifically MS Word-like text processor). So, for example, I have a cell in the table and I want to only allow putting 2000 ...
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How to transfer Google Docs from GSuite to a personal gmail account?

I'd like to transfer all my docs from a GSuite (used to be called Google Apps) account to a personal google one. I see plenty of examples of how to move documents between GSuite accounts, or how to ...
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Image-Video Hybrid [ Google Slides ]

I have always loved the idea of a video format that has "Markers" or certain points in the video that have some special significance. Recently I made an animated video for a product, and I ...
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Share google document with everyone under certain domain

Google Docs allows to share the document with people and groups (title of the share dialog basically). But I'm presented with separate email addresses in autocomplete dropdown. I would like to share ...
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How to link a word to some part of my document?

Suppose in my Google Docs document I write the definition of a word. 5 pages later, I write that word. I want to be able to click in that word and the document take me back to the definition, written ...
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Retaining document focus within Google Docs

I'm experiencing an odd problem with Chrome and Safari. More specifically, if: I am zoomed in on a document in Google Docs (i.e. two-finger pinch on the trackpad) I'm using the US International ...
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How do you delete documents for good on Google Docs?

I have documents on Google Docs that I either don't want or need. However, when I delete them, leave the site, and then return, they're still there, like I haven't deleted them at all. If you know the ...
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Why am I not seeing voice typing option in Google Docs?

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10. I am asked to prepare a document on Google Docs and they are suggesting using voice typing from "Tools" menu of Google Docs, but I can't find such ...
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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

That is, what regexes do I place in these two boxes I have read Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets? to no avail. I found from one answer that [\n] matches paragraph mark. Now ...
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Remove blank page on Google Docs

I have a simple 2-column table resume Google Document. For some reason, there is a blank page below it. If I click on the empty page and press Backspace nothing changes. I enabled the border of the ...
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Get share link of multiple files into a google doc

beginner question but if I wanted to have the answer for this but output the list as a Google Doc and not a spreadsheet how would I do it please? I'd just like one filename per line, hyperlinked to ...
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How to list all references to bookmarks used in the document

Is there a way to show all locations where a bookmark link is inserted into a Google Doc? Ideally, it would list all bookmark references in all documents I use in my Google Drive, not just the ...
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How to force Google Docs “Replace URL with its title” on heading links to instead replace the URL with heading text

I need to be able to more efficiently change a link to the heading text the link points to, without having to do cumbersome steps. This a workaround for the more ideal feature that, as of 2020-05-...
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Google Docs new blank document has default indent from left margin

I'm looking for help with Google Docs. Every time I begin a new document, the left margin or indent markers are indented before I even start typing. This means that I end up with my text away from ...
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How can I add Keyboard Shortcut to run a script in Google Docs?

For everyday work log, I've enhanced script from this link but it's a tedious task to do using the touchpad. If there's a way I can call the script using the keyboard shortcut. It'd be much faster and ...
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Google sheets: How can I show the pages in reverse order

I have a google sheet. I would like to add notes at the end of the doc every time I write. I would like to avoid scrolling down all the way (it's 100+ pages length). How can I show it in reverse ...
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Offline version history in Google Docs

I have a document that I'd like to edit offline (e.g. on a long airplane flight). I would like a way to restore changes that I'd made while offline, in the event that I accidentally delete a portion ...
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Google Docs - Automatic Links/Macros to Section Numbers

I'm not sure the proper terms for what I'm trying to do, but essentially, consider if I have the following headers in my document: 1. Section a. Sub-Section b. Sub-Section c. Sub-Section 1. ...
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How do I make double-line horizontal table borders in Google Docs?

I want to get a double-lined horizontal border for my table in Docs, like Word has. How do I do it?
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How to get a PDF copy of a “view only” Google Docs' file?

Is there any way to get a copy (any format, PDF, image, ect) of GDOC file you can only view online but you can't download, print, make a copy?
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How to crop images in Google Docs permanently?

I write technical blogs for which I frequently need to take screenshots of my screen. It's easier to paste directly into my Google document and crop it there rather than opening an application to crop ...
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How go to a specific page in google docs

In Notepad, you can press ctrl+g to go a specific page. Is this feature available in Google docs or not? I tried to search it. but I could not find any post related to it.
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How do I change my google profile picture

Every time I try to change my google profile picture. it says an embedded google docs page can't save it. I want to change my picture how do I? without it doing that?
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Google Sheets atomisation

I hope you are all well and healthy! I am looking for a solution in Google Sheets to automate something like this: and it could auto generate something like this Thank you in advance
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Enable Substitutions for Google Docs Comments

Google Docs has a Substitutions feature that can automatically replace phrases when typing them in the doc. It is found when clicking in the Top Bar on Tools → Preferences → Select Substitutions Tab. ...
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How To Be Anonymous? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some google documents and slides I have been using,have anonymous people on them. I was wondering how to do this myself, without coding and crashing the website. Does anyone know ...
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Disable @email suggestions in Google Docs comments

I would like to know how I can disable the email suggestions in Google Docs comments. Whenever you write a comment on a Google Doc and start typing with @ it will suggest, and sometimes auto-complete,...
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Convert all Google Docs/Sheets/Slides to Microsoft Office?

I want to move away from Google, but before that, I would like to backup my documents in my GDrive. I unfortunately have a lot of Google Docs/Slides/Sheets, which won't be usable anymore if I stop ...
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Why can't I set my default font on google docs?

On google docs, I make the font that I want, go under normal text, and select update normal text to match. But EVERY TIME I open a new docs, it's not the font that I set as normal text. What could be ...
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Import Google Doc data into a Google Sheet

I have a spreadsheet which has all my data for a mail merge. At present, I have simple text in a single cell to create the template for my email. It looks a little something like this: "Hi ${Name}, ...
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How can I allow students to use text box only inserted on a jpeg image but make jpeg image read only on Google Doc connected to Classroom?

I have inserted a jpeg image into a google doc and insert text box on that jpeg image by clicking on Insert->Drawing->New and then select the image from Computer and insert the text box where I need ...
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Populating Google docs from multiple templates depending on Google forms responses

I have the script below to create Google docs from a template when a form response is submitted. But this scripts uses only one template. What I want is to create different docs depending on the ...
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not working form submit Event Object

I have a Google form which I use to populate a Google docs from a certain template whenever a new response is submitted. In order to achieve this, I have written this script, but it is not working and ...
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Google Docs: Modify text in multiple files

I create project specifications using many individual Google Docs files. These files are seldom edited as they describe industry-specific ways of working depending on the scope of the project. I'm ...
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How would I set a picture to the background like this document?

Long story short, I'd like to be able to recreate a document, but I cannot get the background. I have been trying to copy it for the past few weeks, and to no avail, nothing has worked. I know the ...
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Page numbers in the table of contents of a google document do not line up

The page numbers in my Google Doc table of contents do not line up. The bold numbers are heading 1 and the rest are heading 2. The margins in the ruler are all the same, yet the numbers are slightly ...
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How to switch between columns in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, I went to Format>Columns to divide my document into two columns, but I'm stuck on the first column and don't know how to jump to the other one to start editing it.
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Convert a field in a Google Spreadsheet document from text to number using a formula ignoring text but keeping numbers

I have a Google Spreadsheet document with a column which contains string data which includes both numbers and text. For example: $39,90 + Tax $69,90 + Tax $20 / month I want to sum all those values, ...
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Google apps - google docs are opening just as a desktop apps newer in Chroma browser

I am trying to get google docs apps to work from a Chroma browser, the UI always opens a new tab, but as louched the google docs are starting just like a desktop app. The Chroma is opening a new tab ...

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